A lack of a long-term strategy is a good indication of a company that lacks ambition, and this is often a fatal flaw. For our first ever Top 100 Executives list, Leaders League took the conscious decision to highlight those executives who, without losing sight of the present, have been able to envisage the future. It’s notoriously difficult to find a way for these two temporalities to coexist in today’s fast-paced digital world, but all those on our list have outstanding leadership abilities, iron determination and, of course, The Vision Thing.

Top 100 Executives - International

No.36 - GREGORY CASE (AON)

Age: 55   Years at current company: 13   Nationality: American   Industry: Insurance   Turnover: $9.9bn   Rate of growth: 6% over the last five years     This Harvard Business School BMA recipient now has 13 years under his belt as the t...

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No.37 - ANDRE DESMARAIS (POWER CORPORATION)

Age: 61   Years at current company: 35   Nationality: Canadian   Industry: Energy   Turnover: $33.4bn   Rate of growth: 9% over the last five years     Successively special assistant to the minister of justice of Canada and institutional...

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No.38 - THOMAS EBELING (PROSIEBENSAT.1)

Age: 59   Years at current company: 9   Nationality: German   Industry: Media   Turnover: $4.7bn   Rate of growth: 25% over the last five years     Despite a historically weak TV advertising market and competition from streaming platform...

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No.39 - JEF COLRUYT (COLRUYT)

Age: 59   Years at current company: 24   Nationality: Belgian   Industry: Distribution   Turnover: $10.9   Rate of growth: 10.5% since 2014     When Jef Colruyt took over control of the family business in 1994, it had less than 5,000 wor...

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No.40 - LUI CHE WOO (GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP)

Age: 88   Years at current company: 27   Nationality: Chinese   Industry: Entertainment   Turnover: $5.5bn   Rate of growth: 18% per year over the last five years     A self-made-man, Lui Che Woo founded his empire on the sale of constru...

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